THOSE WHO STIR IN THEIR SLEEP - by Pastor Paul M Hanssen.
Updated: Apr 15, 2020
THOSE WHO STIR IN THEIR SLEEP – by Pastor Paul M Hanssen
In the natural, some people sleep lightly while others practically go into a coma. Consequently, those who sleep lightly wake up easily, while those in a “sleep coma” need a fog horn or siren to even cause them to stir.
At present, we are right in the middle of a siren sounding. The fog horn, or the trumpet blast of the Spirit of God, is resounding in the land. Some have already awakened out of sleep and have risen, or are in the process of rising from their spiritual sleep and depravity. Others, however, and may I be so bold as to say, the majority of the church world, are only slightly stirring but have still not awakened.
At the end of this wake-up-call, when the siren stops sounding and the horn blast ceases its potent vibration, many will have only stirred in their sleep, but will not have awakened, risen, and shaken themselves from the apathy that caused them such spiritual unconsciousness.
Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken. (Jeremiah 6:17)
God has and is raising up watchmen in the land. The watchmen are the prophetic voices that stand on the watchtower and see what is coming in a distance. These voices are sounding, and have been sounding, a trumpet cry throughout the world. However, how many are listening? Jeremiah’s prophetic words ring loud and clear today as they did in his day. In his day, the people said “we will not hearken”. Hence, they stirred in their sleep, so to speak, just enough to hear the trumpet alarm, then they turned over onto the other side, while their response was, “I’m not listening, I want to keep sleeping.”
This is the sad reality within the church today. The pandemic that we are experiencing is not the end of the world. But, we are experiencing a prelude to what is coming. The wisest thing to do would be to awaken, arise, and get right with God now. We haven’t seen anything yet – how loud does the horn have to sound? Are you merely stirring, or are you awakening?